Spirit Award nominees
EmptyBEST FEATURE (Award given to the producer)
Producer: Ted Kroeber
The Dead Girl
Producers: Tom Rosenberg, Henry Winterstern, Gary Lucchesi, Richard Wright, Eric Karten, Kevin Turen
Producers: Jamie Patricof, Alex Orlovsky, Lynette Howell, Anna Boden, Rosanne Korenberg
Little Miss Sunshine
Producers: Marc Turtletaub, David T. Friendly, Peter Saraf, Albert Berger, Ron Yerxa
Producers: Bertha Navarro, Alfonso Cuaron, Frida Torresblanco, Alvaro Augustin, Guillermo del Toro
Robert Altman, "A Prairie Home Companion"
Jonathan Dayton & Valerie Faris, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Ryan Fleck, "Half Nelson"
Karen Moncrieff, "The Dead Girl"
Steven Soderbergh, "Bubble"
FIRST FEATURE (Award given to the director and producer)
Day Night Day Night
Director: Julia Loktev
Producers: Julia Loktev, Melanie Judd, Jessica Levin
Man Push Cart
Director: Ramin Bahrani
Producers: Ramin Bahrani, Pradip Ghosh,
Bedford T. Bentley III
Director: Michael Kang
Producers: Matthew Greenfield, Miguel Arteta, Gina Kwon, Karin Chien
Director: Ali Selim
Producers: Alan Cumming, James Bigham, Ali Selim
Wristcutters: A Love Story
Director: Goran Dukic
Producers: Adam Sherman, Chris Coen,
Tatiana Kelly, Mikal P. Lazarev
JOHN CASSAVETES AWARD (Given to the best feature made for less than $500,000; award given to the writer, director and producer)
Director: Mike Akel
Producers: Mike Akel, Angela Alvarez,
Graham Davidson, Chris Mass
Writers: Chris Mass & Mike Akel
Writer/Director/Producers: Arin Crumley & Susan Buice
Director: Kelly Reichardt
Producers: Lars Knudsen, Jay Van Hoy, Anish Savjani, Neil Kopp
Writers: Jon Raymond & Kelly Reichardt
Writer/Directors: Richard Glatzer &
Producer: Anne Clements
Twelve and Holding
Director: Michael Cuesta
Producers: Leslie Urdang, Michael Cuesta,
Brian Bell, Jenny Schweitzer
Writer: Anthony S. Cipriano
Neil Burger, "The Illusionist"
Nicole Holofcener, "Friends With Money"
Ron Nyswaner, "The Painted Veil"
Jason Reitman, "Thank You for Smoking"
Jeff Stanzler, "Sorry, Haters"
Michael Arndt, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Anna Boden & Ryan Fleck, "Half Nelson"
Goran Dukic, "Wristcutters: A Love Story"
Dito Montiel, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"
Gabrielle Zevin, "Conversations With Other Women"
Shareeka Epps, "Half Nelson"
Catherine O'Hara, "For Your Consideration"
Elizabeth Reaser, "Sweet Land"
Michelle Williams, "Land of Plenty"
Robin Wright Penn, "Sorry, Haters"
Aaron Eckhart, "Thank You for Smoking"
Ryan Gosling, "Half Nelson"
Edward Norton, "The Painted Veil"
Ahmad Razvi, "Man Push Cart"
Forest Whitaker, "American Gun"
Melonie Diaz, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"
Marcia Gay Harden, "American Gun"
Mary Beth Hurt, "The Dead Girl"
Frances McDormand, "Friends With Money"
Amber Tamblyn, "Stephanie Daley"
Alan Arkin, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Raymond J. Barry, "Steel City"
Daniel Craig, "Infamous"
Paul Dano, "Little Miss Sunshine"
Channing Tatum, "A Guide to Recognizing Your Saints"
Arin Crumley, "Four-Eyed Monsters"
Anthony Dod Mantle, "Brothers of the Head"
Guillermo Navarro, "Pan's Labyrinth"
Aaron Platt, "Wild Tigers I Have Known"
Michael Simmonds, "Man Push Cart"
A Lion in the House
Directors: Steven Bognar & Julia Reichert
My Country, My Country
Director: Laura Poitras
The Road to Guantanamo
Directors: Michael Winterbottom & Mat Whitecross
The Trials of Darryl Hunt
Directors: Annie Sundberg & Ricki Stern
You're Gonna Miss Me
Director: Keven McAlester
FOREIGN FILM (Award given to the director)
12:08 East of Bucharest (Romania)
Director: Corneliu Porumboiu
The Blossoming of Maximo Oliveros (Philippines)
Director: Auraeus Solito
Chronicle of an Escape (Argentina)
Director: Israel Adrian Caetano
Days of Glory (France/Morocco/Algeria/Belgium)
Director: Rachid Bouchareb
The Lives of Others (Germany)
Director: Florian Henckel von Donnersmarck
SPECIAL DISTINCTION AWARD
David Lynch, Laura Dern
IFC/Acura Someone to Watch Award
The 13th annual IFC/Acura Someone to Watch Award recognizes a talented filmmaker of singular vision who has not yet received appropriate recognition. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant, funded by IFC and Acura.
So Yong Kim, "In Between Days"
Julia Loktev, "Day Night Day Night"
Richard Wong, "Colma: The Musical"
Axium Truer Than Fiction Award
The 11th annual Axium Truer Than Fiction Award is presented to an emerging director of nonfiction features who has not yet received significant attention. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant funded by Axium International.
Adele Horn, "The Tailenders"
Eric Daniel Metzgar, "The Chances of the World Changing"
AJ Schnack, "Kurt Cobain About a Son"
Axium Producers Award
The 10th annual Axium Producers Award honors emerging producers who, despite highly limited resources, demonstrate the creativity, tenacity and vision required to produce quality independent films. The award includes a $50,000 unrestricted grant, funded by Axium International.
Julie Lynn, "Nine Lives" and "10 Items or Less"
Alex Orlovsky and Jamie Patricof, "Half Nelson" and "Point & Shoot"
Howard Gertler and Tim Perell, "Shortbus" and "Pizza"
MORE SPIRIT AWARD COVERAGE:
Prize possessions: Spirit Award coveted by veterans and newcomers
No experience required: Nominees offer fresh perspective
Show time: Bleachers enhance red-carpet experience
Dialogue: Film Independent's Dawn Hudson
2007 Spirit Award Nominations